The Sokoto state Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, is coasting home to victory in the results of the governorship elections announced so far in the state Sunday afternoon.
Tambuwal, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won five of the six local government results announced in the state.
The governor is contesting against his closest rival, Ahmed Aliyu of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Aliyu has won one local government thus far.
The APC candidate is the anointed candidate of a two-time governor of the state, Aliyu Wamakko. Wamakko, who represents Sokoto North in the Nigerian Senate, won re-election penultimate Saturday’s National Assembly election held in the state.
In the results of the six local governments declared Sunday afternoon at the Sultan Maccido Institute Collation Centre, Tambuwal won in Bodinga, Binji, Silame, Kware, Tureta. His closest rival, Ahmed won in Rabah local Government Area.